HERMAN E. DUMMER NEWSLETTER

December, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. FORD

Cold, snow, holidays, warm cozy houses, and early dark evenings actually bring families together in our homes during this time of year. It is a time where we can choose whether to get annoyed with this closeness and feel cooped up with one another or we can find the time to do the things we all seem to be missing nowadays, such as time spent together at family suppers, family activities, playing outside or inside games and creating adventures together. In other words, just making memories as a family instead of the hustle and bustle of always having to be somewhere. Take the time to put down your phones and talk. Talk about school, likes, dislikes, friends, and interests. Do things together without the interruption of devices. Be creative and just have fun. Make your home the favorite place to be with all the members of your family. Time goes by too fast! Relish each and every day and make those opportunities ones that everyone will fondly remember. Fill your lives with memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of family, love and laughter!


CITY OF SANDWICH APPROVES TRUANCY ORDINANCE

We all know optimal learning takes place when students attend school on a regular basis. When students are not in school on a regular basis and the absences are unexcused, the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education intervenes. To assist with their intervention, the City of Sandwich has approved a truancy ordinance reinforcing the importance of students attending school on a daily basis.

SANDWICH 430 IS PREPARING A NEW METHOD OF COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES

Parents & Guardians,

Sandwich CUSD #430 is preparing to rollout SMS or text messaging notification for reminders, emergency and other notifications. Prior to using this method of communication, the district will be sending an email to parents containing instructions for sending an Opt-In text message to a Group code.

The Opt-In must be done from the mobile device that is to receive these messages in order to begin receiving them. Also, the number for this mobile device must be included in your child’s parent profile in the Tyler Parent portal. Please contact your child’s attendance center for updating this information.

Sandwich CUSD #430

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE DISTRICT HANDBOOK COMMITTEE

Sandwich Community School District #430 will soon begin the process of reviewing the handbooks for each of the school buildings. This is an annual series of meetings to review the policies and procedures in the handbooks to ensure that all users of the handbook have a clear understanding of the contents. Please consider this great opportunity to become involved with the district. The dates and the times of the meetings will be given out at a later date. All of the meetings would be conducted at Sandwich Middle School and last approximately 60-90 minutes. If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact your building principal.


COLD WEATHER IS HERE!

We are beginning to experience some cold weather, but as we all know, the weather will change quickly and without notice. With these changes in the air, I need to remind everyone about the importance of dressing for inclement weather. Please remember the following points when getting your children ready for school: warm, dry clothing is essential every day because we will be going outside in the morning and for recess as long as the wind chill is above 10 degrees. Students are expected to have their coats, hats, scarves and gloves with them during lunch recess. Students will not be allowed to return to their lockers after deciding the weather is too cold. With close to 300 students, we are unable to supervise pupils in the hallways when we are outside for recess.


Students should be reminded that snowball fighting is not allowed before or after school or during recess.


Also, poor weather conditions mean that streets and sidewalks will be slippery and proper care needs to be taken whenever walking to and from school, especially with traffic congestion before and after school. For those of you who are going to start picking up your child as the weather gets worse, follow the rules to keep all children safe. This means dropping children off on the east side of the street to cut down on students in the street and no cell phones in a school zone. Please do not pick up or drop off behind the school. The parking lot can be a very unsafe place with it being difficult to see students and teachers between cars. Also, please note that students enter the school at 7:55 and should be in their classrooms by 8:00 or they are marked tardy. When the weather turns colder there tends to be more traffic due to student drop off, so please plan accordingly.

Thank you!

FRANKLIN MALL FOOD PROJECT

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NURSE NEWS

WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL




Parents/Guardians often have trouble knowing whether their child is too ill to go to school. In no way are we saying that children should be kept home for every complaint, but that there are some definite symptoms that warrant staying home from school.

Your child is too ill to go to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

· Fever – If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees (or higher) now or in the past 24 hours, he/she should not attend school. Children are to be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

· Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.

· Shortness of breath or wheezing (not controlled with an inhaler if he/she has asthma).

· A cough that interrupts his/her normal activity or keeps him/her, up at night.

· Drainage from the eye (children diagnosed with pink eye, must receive 24 hours of a prescription before returning to school).

· Severe sore throat (if ordered an antibiotic, must receive 24 hours of a prescription medication before returning to school).

Please reinforce these health tips with your children:

· Wash their hands after using the bathroom, blowing their nose, and before and after eating.

· Do not share food or drink with other people.

· Use tissues to blow their noses, then place in garbage; do not wipe with hand or sleeve.

· Follow basic health hygiene practices to limit the spread of illness, like the 3 C’s (clean, cover, and contain).

· Clean – wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs.

· Cover – your cough or sneeze with your elbow or sleeve.

· Contain – students should stay home if they are sick.

Please consult your child’s physician with any symptoms you are unsure of.



Cuándo mantener a un hijo en casa y no mandarlo la escuela


Los padres/tutores a menudo tienen problemas para saber si su hijo está demasiado enfermo para ir a la escuela. De ninguna manera estamos diciendo que los hijos deben ser mantenidos en casa por cada queja, pero que hay algunos síntomas definidos que justifican quedarse en casa.

Su hijo está demasiado enfermo para ir a la escuela si tiene alguno de los siguientes síntomas:

· Fiebre: si su hijo tiene una temperatura de 100 grados (o más) ahora o en las últimas 24 horas, él/ella no debería asistir a la escuela. Los estudiantes deben estar libres de fiebre por 24 horas, sin el uso de medicamentos para reducir la fiebre antes de regresar a la escuela.

· Vómitos y/o diarrea en las últimas 24 horas.

· Dificultad para respirar o sibilancia (no controlada con un inhalador si tiene asma).

· Una tos que interrumpe su actividad normal o la mantiene despierta por la noche.

· Drenaje del ojo (los niños diagnosticados con ojo rosa, deben recibir 24 horas de una receta médica antes de regresar a la escuela).

· Dolor de garganta severo (si se solicita un antibiótico, debe recibir 24 horas de un medicamento con receta médica antes de regresar a la escuela).


Por favor, refuerce estos consejos de salud con sus hijos:

· Lávese las manos después de ir al baño, sonarse la nariz y antes y después de comer.

· No comparta comida o bebida con otras personas.

· Use pañuelos de papel para sonarse la nariz, luego coloque en la basura; no limpie con la mano o la manga.

· Siga las prácticas básicas de higiene de la salud para limitar la propagación de enfermedades, como las 3 C (clean, cover, and contain).

· Clean=Limpiar: lávese las manos con frecuencia para evitar la propagación de gérmenes.

· Cover=Tapar: la tos o el estornudo con el codo o la manga.

· Contain=Contener: los estudiantes deben quedarse en casa si están enfermos.

SMILE DENTIST IS COMING TO DUMMER ON FEBRUARY 28, 2020. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE REGISTRATION FORMS.

Dental permission forms are to be returned to the School Nurse by 12/20/19. You may contact the School Nurse at 815-786-8498 with any questions about the dental program.

FANTASTIC 4TH GRADE

Our fourth graders are really growing and learning!! We can’t believe that we are already in the second trimester, just three (crazy and busy) weeks until our winter break. They have all been working really hard to learn the steps of long division. We will be starting to work with fractions soon. These will take most of the 2nd trimester. We have finished the 2nd unit in Reading. We have been reading informational texts all year. Our final project for unit 2 was to research and create a poster about an endangered animal. We loved learning all about these special creatures. They will finally get a taste of realistic fiction in unit 3.


It was great meeting with all of you during parent/teacher conferences. Never hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions. We are looking forward to a very busy, fun-filled month of December!


FABULOUS 5TH GRADE

Our core classes continue to move along with our reading stories, and will be focusing on MyView Unit 3 – Reflections. In Math, students are using equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions, and working hard on multiplication facts. Our focus in Social Studies will be life in the British Colonies and learning about the Constitution soon. We can definitely look forward to an extremely busy, but fun, December!


BAND & MUSIC NEWS

Monthly Music Notes

Fourth grade music class has just been introduced to group xylophone playing and the challenges it presents. We have started learning familiar melodies such as “Everything is Awesome” and “Dynamite.” Right before break, students created harmony and percussion tracks on BandLab to go with these melodies. Students are recognizing rhythm as well as pitch and how they are different from each other.

Fifth grade music class has been working hard playing guitars to the tunes of “Yellow Submarine,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Get Up, Stand Up.” These songs use different chords such as C, G7, and E minor. In addition, students participated in a scavenger hunt to find 12 parts of the guitar with riddles to solve as well.

The fifth grade band has been rehearsing twice a week now and they have made great strides. There are currently 46 members in the group. They have been working hard on five note songs including “Rolling Along” and “Jingle Bells.” Both of these songs challenge students to recall different rhythms as well as fingerings, slide positions, and stickings. Attendance has been very good to all practices so let’s keep it up! Our first performance will be the winter concert on Sunday, December 15 with more details to follow soon.


NEWS FROM OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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OUR P.E. CLASSES LEARNING THE GAME OF GOLF. THANK YOU TO THE KIDS GOLF FOUNDATION FOR THE USE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP IN OUR LEARNING CENTER

We have volunteer openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the following times: 1:15-1:45, 1:45-2:15, and 2:15-2:45.


Duties include: Helping students stay on task with typing, helping students at different stations of games, drawing, and puzzles.


All volunteers must be on the District approved volunteer list. If you need a volunteer form, please call the office and we will be happy to send one home with your student.


Please call our office at 815-786-8498, if you are interested.

LET US HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING. FOR EVERY GIFT CARD YOU BUY, SCRIP DONATES A PERCENTAGE OF THE SALES TO OUR SCHOOL. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE ORDER FORM AND A LIST OF PARTICIPATING RETAILERS. ORDERS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 12TH.

VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY

Thank you to all the men and women who served or are serving in our armed forces. We salute you!

CHARACTER COUNTS AND STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

1ST TRIMESTER STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL

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4TH GRADE

Andres Arriola, Max Babbitt, Tate Banike, Ashlyn Behringer, Brandon Beverage, Sophia Bode, Bailey Brummel, Ella Calvert, Lydia Cartwright, Landon Coleman, Teancum DeWitt, Isabella Forth, Devin Franklin, Loveaya Glenn, Liza Goodbred, Layla Hammon, Braxton Holcomb, Callie Kesselring, Alexandria LaPorte, Arlenn Lesko, Sydney Luttrell, Makaylee Minnis, Landen Moss, Keri Munch, Alexander Munoz, Landon Pennington, Tanner Reimann, Khloe White

5TH GRADE

Cooper Adams, Clayton Anderson, Brynn Butler, Chase Clark, Gianna Cook, Cooper Corder, Nathan Duffey, Parker Eberle, Jacquelynn Elder, Jillian Freemon, Ethan Geltz, Wyatt Gregory, Chloe Heiman, Addison Hill, Haley Johnson, Josiah Karunakaran, Reid Komarowski, Delaney Kotecki, Mikaela LeaTrea, Teagan Lederman, Daniel Lisner, Daliyah Oberhart, Nathan Olson, Nathan Ripsky, Miguel Rodriguez, Kylie Roop, Jacob Ross, Brody Stahl, E.J. Treptow, Andrew Trojanowski, Anna Tuftee, Sarah Valdiviezo, Eleanore Vanatta, Norah Vick, Brayden Wachowski

1ST TRIMESTER A/B HONOR ROLL

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4TH GRADE

Joshua Ahmeti, Danayexi Arreola, Gavin Arriaga, Matthew Baez, Caleb Barr, Casin Baumann, Kellen Baumann, Brayden Behland, Navea Berek-Thomas, Jackson Blanchard, Jaylynn Bonds, Elias Bourke, Aleena Budd, Ethan Butz, Irelyn Clancy, Miguel Cuevas, Daniel Donatello, Ryan Englehart, Arianna Evans, Evan Frantzen, Cy Gacek, Amani Galvan, Delaney Gauer, Dillan Gauer, Ian Geltz, Kaiden Gonzalez, Karlie Hardekopf, Brayden Hawkins, Skyler Hoots, Kellan Howell, Tayton Jandt, Kelsie Judd, Kollin Jungkans, Autumn Koesler, Joshua Kotalik, Audrey Kuntz, Ty Leopold, Elijah Libner, Gina Marino, Ava Martin, Jacob Michalek, Grace Mikkelson, Katie Miller, Jordyn O’Donnell, Kayden Olson, Olivia Parisi, Arianna Patino, Zavian Parr, Quenten Pekoc, Kendal Petre, Valerie Powell, Eddie Ramirez, Madison Reedy, Monica Resendez-Meraz, Katelynn Richardson, Colton Scalf, Seth Skillin, Kennedy Smith, Dane Tuymer, Dominick Urbanski, Chase Van Barriger, Isabella Vancil, Damian Vega-Alanis, Shelby Welbes, Hunter Whitecotton

5TH GRADE

Sahara Aicher, Joselyn Ambros-Ixtepan, Dulce Arriola, Francisco Barajas, Alexander Bland, Arlo Budd, Matthew Burress, Blake Bute, Delanie Card, Catherine Clark, Gracelyn Cortese, Laiken Ervin, Addyson Ester, Rowley Fletcher, Zoe Franklin, Madison Goldsmith, Camden Grommes, Victor Gustin, Colin Haish, Leah Harvey, Jorge Henriquez, Axavier Hernandez, Eddie Hernandez, Harrison Hoffman, Emmalee Houser, Bella Isadore, Jaidan Johnson, Gage Judd, Collin Jones, Alivia Kellogg, Hailie Killey, Haillie Koehler, Kayla Kressin, James LeaTrea, Jackson Lee, Kaelyn Leonard, Faith Loya, Ali Martin, Carter Matteson, Riley Moore, Brayden Newell, Diego Resendiz, Eston Robb, Chase Russo, Peyton Skulski, Ryley Soloff, Avah Sparks, Evelyn Sparti, Madilyn Starsiak, Anna Timmerman, Christopher Tsoumbakopoulous, Anthony Wade, Kensley Wells, Cash White, Justyne Yingling

1ST TRIMESTER PERFECT ATTENDANCE

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4TH GRADE

Andres Ambros-Ixtepan, Danayexi Arreola, Matthew Baez, Navea Berek-Thomas, Brandon Beverage, Bailey Brummel, Aleena Budd, Ella Calvert, Irelyn Clancy, Kathlyn Cortese, Jacob Cortez, Miguel Cuevas, Robert Danner, Ryan Englehart, Brady Erickson, Isabella Forth, Devin Franklin, Amani Galvan, Dillan Gauer, Ian Geltz, Kaiden Gonzalez, Brickson Hallenbeck, Nevaeh Harkins, Katie Hernandez, Abigail Johnson, Kollin Jungkans, Alexandria LaPorte, Klayre Leonard, Arlenn Lesko, Jacob Michalek, Landen Moss, Keri Munch, Brendon Nichols, Matthew Owens, Quenten Pekoc, Kamrynn Popelka, Monica Resendez-Meraz, Katelynn Richardson, Colton Scalf, Seth Skillin, Alexis Thomas, Logan Trigg, Dane Tuymer, Chase Van Barriger, Abigail Voss, Brian Wofford

5TH GRADE

Clayton Anderson, Heidi Bock, Arlo Budd, Blake Bute, Brynn Butler, Chase Clark, Christopher Cochran, Gianna Cook, Cooper Corder, Gracelyn Cortese, Alec Cruz, Nathan Duffey, Kaleb Frank, Jillian Freemon, Hunter Garza, Madison Goldsmith, Camden Grommes, Addison Hill, Haley Johnson, Josiah Karunakaran, Reid Komarowski, Delaney Kotecki, Kayla Kressin, James LeaTrea, Mikaela LeaTrea, Payton Lee, Daniel Lisner, Carter Matteson, Waylon Michael, Ryan Mulder, Brayden Newell, Nathan Olson, Antonio Perez, Diego Resendiz, Nathan Ripsky, Kulie Roop, Arjana Rushani, Ryley Soloff, Brody Stahl, Wyatt Stralka, Anna Timmerman, EJ Treptow, Eleanore Vanatta, Kensley Wells, Mason Werner

IMPORTANT DATES IN DECEMBER

December 4th - 5-3 & 5-4 to Hoover

December 6th - 11:10 Dismissal

December 11th - Art Club 3-4 PM

December 12th - SCRIP Orders Are Due

December 13th - School Store

December 13th - Last Day to Drop Off Donations for Franklin Mall Project

December 15th - District Band/Choir Concert at SHS

December 18th - Magazine Club 3-4 PM

December 19th - Character Counts Club 3-4 PM

December 20th - 1:10 Dismissal

December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

January 6 - School Resumes

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